Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

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Hi everyone, I just finished reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which I’ve been wanting to read for a long time now. I found it in my local library when I went a few days ago, and I couldn’t resist it.

It only took me a couple of days to read it, it’s not very long and it’s a play, so it’s basically just dialogue. I’ve read the Italian version, and I’m a bit conflicted about it. There were some nice things about it but there were also some things that I didn’t like.

I’m a huge, huge Harry Potter fan, I know the books like the back of my hand, which is the reason why I wanted to read this book for so long, but it’s also the reason why I waited… mostly because I didn’t want to be disappointed.

One of the things that annoys me the most is when, for some reason, a story that I really like gets unnecessarily dragged for too long, which is, for example, what I feel about the third Hobbit movie, and I’m sorry to say this, but it’s also what I’ve felt about this Harry Potter story.

Being a hardcore fan reading anything by J.K. Rowling makes me happy but it just didn’t feel as good as reading the original books for the first time, and the main reason is that I’ve felt like there wasn’t really anything original about it.

If you haven’t read it yet, and you want to avoid spoilers you might want to stop here.

The main plot revolves around certain events of the past, which we already know, the main one is the Triwizard Tournament. This is because Albus Severus wants to change the course of the past with a time turner in order to save Cedric Diggory. Obviously, things go wrong and every time they go back they end up changing things for the worst.

So yeah I didn’t like the fact that it was mostly about the past and about events we already know about from the original book. I didn’t like how in the end it was kind of a predictable story.

Also, I didn’t like Albus character, I found him very annoying. The only two new characters that were kind of developed were Albus and Scorpius, I realize this was not a novel, only a play, but still, I would have loved to learn a little bit more about the other characters as well.

There were certain things that I did like, for instance, my heart jumped when at a certain point Snape was still alive, as a consequence of messing up with time.

I mean as a Harry Potter fan I guess you would still like this story but probably not as much as the books.

This is it for now, next I’ll probably blog about the first episode of American Gods which I’m going to watch tonight, so stick around if you want to read my first impressions about this new exciting series.

I’ll end my review with my favorite quote:

“They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what– those flaws almost made them greater.” J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

  1. Elliot Hyland 4 May 2017 / 20:01

    It’s sad that I’ve got to say this, but I like that you didn’t like it that much. I felt the same way. The Cursed Child is a story I prefer to forget about. There are too many things that I found out of character with what we already know.
    Oh, love to read your thoughts on American Gods. Still need to read the book at some point.

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    • thenerdywanderess 5 May 2017 / 17:00

      Yes, it was hard to say it because I’m such a fan but that’s the way I felt about it. About American Gods I loved it! I’m writing a blog post right now, I’ll post it shorty. The book is awesome btw, probably one of my favorite books.

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      • Elliot Hyland 5 May 2017 / 19:46

        Good to know! My favourite Gaiman so far is Coraline (The Graveyard Book is a wonderful runner-up).

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      • thenerdywanderess 5 May 2017 / 21:52

        Those are really good, I like them both, but my favorite ones are: American Gods, Stardust and Good Omens.

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